Full-Time Instructor Machine Tool Technology

Norwalk, Los Angeles County
Mar 28, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Cerritos College


Application Deadline:
5:00 pm on May 2, 2014

$56,841.00 - $87,280.00/Annual

The Technology Division is one of the divisions within the area of Academic Affairs at the Cerritos Community College District. The Division offers a variety of opportunities for full-time and part-time students to learn about a variety of career technical education pathways. The successful candidate will be joining a team of about 100 full-time faculty, part-time faculty, classified and staff.

The various departments that make up the Technology Division are as follows: Architecture, Automotive Mechanical Repair, Automotive Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Engineering Design Technology, Engineering Technology, Machine Tool Technology, New Product Development, Pathways, Plastics Technology, Welding Technology, and Woodworking Technology. The Division serves students that have little or no experience in the technologies as well as students with extensive experience that are currently working in the field.

The Machine Tool Technology department offers classes Monday through Friday from 5:30PM to 10:30 PM. Weekend classes are also offered on Saturday mornings and afternoons. Some classes are offered during the day from time to time. Instructors in the Machine Tool Technology department teach both lecture and lab aspects of their class. The lab equipment includes programmable CMMs, portable CMMs, process control, electrical drives, CNC mills, CNC lathes, and simulators. The department teaches MasterCAM, GibbsCAM, and Verisurf software packages. The department started offering NIMS certifications for drill presses two years ago and is looking forward to expanding it to CNC programming and machining in 2014-2015.

The department is committed to student success and to maintaining high standards of training for both the instructional staff and the students. The department is seeking a candidate who is committed to achieving and maintaining expertise in machine tool technology and related fields and to developing high quality instructional courses that lead to industry recognized certifications.

Duties & Responsibilities
A description of faculty duties and responsibilities may be found in Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 4005. (www.cerritos.edu/board)

Minimum Qualifications
Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience. (All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from accredited colleges and/or universities.)
Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

• Teaching experience at the community college level
• Work experience in a machine shop
• Certification in NIMS, MasterCAM, or SolidWorks

Salary/Fringe Benefits
• Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary rate is: $56,841.00 - $87,280.00/annual.
• Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)
• Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Conditions of Employment
Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning Fall Semester 2014.
• Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in- service training is required.
• Individuals who are offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, submit official transcripts, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before they are hired.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit:
Letter of application indicating how you meet each of the re- quired qualifications for this position to include, but not be limited to, information on the following:
- Contributions to the profession
- Related experience/accomplishments
- Professional/personal development (workshops, diversity sensitivity training, etc.)
Completed District Academic Employment application form.
Résumé of educational background and experience.
Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is www.naces.org.
• Letter(s) of verification of professional/occupational related experience. Letter(s) must be on company letterhead and signed by the Human Resources or Payroll Department attesting dates of employment, title, and whether or not the employment was full -time (if employment was less than full-time, letter must include an accounting of the number of hours employed.)
• Three letters of recommendation addressing recent professional experience.

Cerritos College
Human Resources Department
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is 5:00 PM on May 2, 2014. The position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encouraged to submit their application and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on May 2, 2014. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.

Selection Procedure
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President- Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and the District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

For application/ additional information:
Telephone: (562) 860-2451 x2284
Website: http://www.cerritos.edu
Human Resources Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday)

Cerritos College employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Cerritos College does not provide sponsorship for changes in immigration status for the purpose of employment in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents verifying the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work and completion of the required I-9 Form in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).